MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State officials announced an update to a plan to end homelessness in Minnesota.
The plan was announced along with new numbers showing a 10 percent decline in homelessness last year. There was an even larger decrease in the number of families with children without housing.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police: Raylene Childs, 2, Found Safe After AMBER Alert Issued
One of the greatest efforts of the plan is a commitment to providing support services so people who get housing stay in homes.READ MORE: 'She's Lucky To Be Alive': Fernando Juarez Charged With Assaulting Girlfriend's Toddler
“Our goal — the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness, working with partners — is to create systems throughout the state that do just this, and no longer accept homelessness as a fact of life in Minnesota,” said Cathy ten Broeke, the State Director to Prevent and End Homelessness.MORE NEWS: 2 Suspects Dead, Deputy And Officer Shot In Wadena County Shootout
There are 11 state agencies working on the plan to provide affordable housing opportunities.